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Daysland Physicians Clinic
In 2009 the Daysland Hospital Foundation embarked on a major project. Statistics showed that the existing 3 physician Daysland Medical Centre needed to be replaced with a much larger clinic at a projected cost of 1.2 million dollars that would house up to five physicians. Competition to attract and retain medical doctors was fierce and the Hospital Foundation decided to fundraise and design a “turnkey clinic” that would enable physicians to come and work without having to buy in to the practice. The 5300 square foot facility has state of the art equipment including height adjustable exam tables, cordless lights for vag speculums and two treatment rooms in addition to the usual exam rooms. The waiting room is split into two units for increased privacy. Monthly rental to physicians is available on a square footage basis. We were also fortunate in being able to attract community rehabilitation and offer their services on site.
The Daysland Hospital catchment area includes several smaller neighboring towns so fundraising was extensive. Our first challenge was to sell tiles for a beautiful “Donation Wall” that would bring in approximately $400,000. We solicited funds from our local Flagstaff County for $300,000 and the Town of Daysland committed $30,000 a year for the next 10 years.
The clinic was opened in February of 2011 and is a wonderful asset to the Town of Daysland.
Exterior of the Clinic
Gerald Stayura of Daysland presenting a donation to Ernestine Ferris, committee member of Daysland Hospital Foundation & Jerry Saik, Project Manager and Financial Backer for the Daysland Clinic project
Dr. & Mrs. Niemann presenting a cheque for the clinic construction to Ernestine Ferris, committee member of the Daysland Hospital Foundation
The Daysland Health Centre's Ladies Auxilliary present a cheque to Martha Waldorf, Chair of the Hospital Foundation
BMO Branch Manager from Forestburg presenting donation to Laurie Melnyk, secretary for Daysland Hospital Foundation on June 17, 2010.
Bev and Martha being presented cheque from Brian Rudosky for the clinic. They are seen in front of the construction site.
Sod-breaking in May 2010
The donor wall showing all the support for the Daysland Hospital Foundation